SNIS Annual Report 2008
In 2008 the Geneva International Academic network (GIAN) transitioned to the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). The SNIS mission is to act as a research network and provide funding opportunities for scientists in Switzerland working in the domain of International Studies. A Director was appointed in early 2008, while the former Executive Secretary finalised GIAN activities prior to leaving office in December 2008.
This intense transition period brought about many changes and required renewed organisational structures with its associated organs and procedures, as well as the development of a new corporate identity. Nonetheless, important activities were assured throughout this process including the Call for Proposals as well as the follow-through of former GIAN projects. The new organisation profited greatly from existing resources and knowledge, as well as the concerted eff ort of all staff members.